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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Below is a list of searches using subject headings that may prove useful when searching for viola materials in Primo, the online library catalog. Using quotation marks will return results containing the exact phrasing of the subject heading.
The Pulitzer awards in music have been representative of America's best composers since 1917. Prize winners have written compositions for viola solo, viola with keyboard, and for viola with orchestra. This annotated bibliography catalogues each Pulitzer award winner's compositions for these instrumentations. Only compositions originally designed for viola solo, viola with keyboard, and for viola with orchestra are included.
A guide to the Rolland approach to teaching, written by Paul Rolland. Rolland was a remarkable violinist, and he left a unique legacy for the string playing and teaching world. Here he discusses principles of movement in playing, rhythm training, holding the bow, left hand and finger placements, shifting, and developing flexibility. This first-hand account of his method is now considered a standard teaching resource for string teachers. This remarkable violinist has left a unique legacy for the string playing and teaching world. 228 pages.
Before the death, in 1982, of the renowned violist William Primrose, David Dalton engaged the musician in a lively series of conversations which touched on almost all aspects of viola technique, performance, repertoire, recording, and history. This book is a transcription of this dialogue, containing illuminating advice on holding the viola, bowing, tone, fingering, and practicing, all supported by copious illustrations and musical examples, as well as insights on repertoire for the viola--"an instrument without tradition"--and on performances of the great concertos by Bartok and Walton. Punctuated with frankness and humor, this book is a tribute to one of the greatest artists of this century.